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Thursday, 29 September 2011

a less than minimal meaning - a rant.

When someone tries to persuade me to buy a new car like this:

Flexible financing makes the process easier with...up to £5000 minimum part exchange value guaranteed.

I suppose I must give him or her some grudging respect for assembling a whole sentence containing no obscure words or grammatical errors which nevertheless manages to convey absolutely no meaning whatsoever.

I'm still not buying a car from them, though.

Word To Use Today: flexible. This word comes from the Latin flexus, bent, from flectere, to bend or bow.

The dictionary doesn't make it clear whether that's bow as in arrow or bow as in bend forward, but, hey, it seems to be that sort of a day...

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